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    Hi there and thanks for the add. I guess i'm a relative novice to tropical fish keeping. I always had a hankering for it. I think it stemmed from a time when my ex and i used to walk to a Fine Fare (Remember them?) shop to do our weekly shop on a Friday night in Middlesborough. (We were poor students so we had to walk). Walking back through the narrow terraced streets of Midlesbro as its pronounced in that part of the world, there was one house that always left the curtains open and had a large illuminated aquarium set into the chimney breast. It looked great and I thought I would have to have one one day.
    2-3 years ago my daughter won a goldfish at a local carnival. (Joy). A rushed shopping trip ensued to buy a bowl and fish food. The fish lasted 6 months but my daughter was interested so I decided it was time to do it properly. I bought a small 25 litre starter tank and some neon tetras and a year or so ago upgraded to a 55l tank. I have had some successes and failures. I think I still have at least 2 of the original neon tetras but the tank currently comprises of

    8 Neon tetras
    4 Glow Light Tetras
    1 Balloon Molly. ( I had 2 originally and was going to get a third, but I lost one and have since decided I will go for a different breed once tank settles down, see later)
    2 Armano Shrimps (Had 4 originally, 2 remaining for maybe a year)
    2 Nerite Snails
    1 Zebra Snail
    1 small unidentified snail that must have come in on a plant

    Eventually I plan on 9 of each of the tetra breeds and a few of another breed which I haven't decided on yet.

    I have a bit of an issue with the neon tetras at the moment which I have done some research on but cant find any definite diagnosis for which I will post separately and found an old thread for what looks like the same thing on this forum

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